New Facebook page

I have a new Facebook page. If you want to stay up to date with all that i have to share and prints on offer please go give it a like and check out all the content involved.

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Just a quick little request for those who have an Instagram account, Follow me!

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Here are a few of the latest posts:

Four images from Antarctica.

I have taken many photos since being here at Casey Station this summer season, but not uploaded that often. Hoping to change that now i have a collection building up.

Here are a couple of selfies and a couple of a hike around the snow and ice.

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Film love

Well, a time has come for me to get ‘back’ into film. I say ‘back’ like that because i never really was seriously into photography before digital. I always had a small camera of some kind, but it was for fun and nothing of any thought. The last 4 years or so i have had a DSLR and have been learning from others and teaching myself on all kinds of YouTube tutorials and camera forum threads. Endless forums…  Lately i have felt the need to slow down my photography. To know what each shot feels like when i click that shutter. To take my time and take in the world and my surroundings. So, film rangefinders it is. I like the rangefinder because it almost is like an extension of my eye. I can look through the rangefinder and see pretty much what i see without it there. The 0.85 finder and 35mm lens is a great combination. Real life. Now, i have a few film cameras. All of which i like.

Except this one.

It is a Leica M6.

And i love it!

Leica M6 ttl with a 0.85 finder to be exact. Plus a Voigtlander 35mm ƒ/2.5 lens on it.

Don’t get me wrong, i will still love my DSLR and use it for most things, but this little beauty will be with me everywhere and be documenting my life around me more than ever. It is built so well and even though it’s over 10 years old, it’s in mint condition. It feels like something that’ll out last me and keep on going. Many thanks to Bellamy at Japancamerahunter.com for finding this for me. He’s a legend.

Now to just find some bulk film and setup a home developing studio.

Here are a handful of images i took with my 100mm macro and the 5dmkIII to show you some details of this fine camera. The last one is a shot of my bag setup when shooting film only. Ready for anything.

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Abandoned Mental Hospital

Here are images from a visit to the old abandoned Claremont mental hospital in Perth. We jumped the fence around the outside, but the doors and windows were all boarded up real well making it impossible to get inside the building without bolt cutters or a drill. A friend got on the roof but there was no way down on the other side. He had been inside a few weeks earlier and the photos i’ve seen from in there are pretty cool. So many rooms with old stuff left behind and graffiti on the walls. I hope to get inside properly one day. The following photos are just from the outside last week.

Camera/lens used: Canon 5dmkIII + 14mm ƒ/2.8 for all pictures.